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2005 Transportation Profiles

Geographic Area1: California
TABLE 1. SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS BY PLACE OF RESIDENCE, 1990, 2000, 2005

Selected Characteristics1 1990 2000 2005 ACS 2005 ACS
MOE 3
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Persons in Household 29,008,161 33,051,894 35,278,768 *****4
Households 10,381,206 11,502,870 12,097,894 +/-20,853
Persons per household 2.79 2.87 2.92 *****
  Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Total Persons 29,760,021 33,871,648 na na
Total Employed2 14,266,398 14,867,605 16,088,723 *****
Workers at Work 13,940,250 14,525,322 15,547,334 +/-38,729
 
Mode to work1 1990 2000 2005 ACS
Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent MOE (%)
Total Workers 13,940,250 100.0 14,525,322 100.0 15,547,334 100.0 ---
Drove alone 9,982,242 71.6 10,432,462 71.8 11,503,746 74.0 +/- 0.2
2-person carpool 1,548,023 11.1 1,564,905 10.8 1,456,000 9.4 +/- 0.2
3-person carpool 292,065 2.1 330,732 2.3 297,663 1.9 +/- 0.1
4-person carpool 100,991 0.7 119,364 0.8 101,936 0.7 +/- 0.1
5-or-6-person carpool 46,509 0.3 57,036 0.4 51,130 0.3 +/- 0.0
7-or-more-person carpool 48,437 0.3 41,276 0.3 39,448 0.3 +/- 0.0
Bus or trolley bus 559,021 4.0 549,425 3.8 552,043 3.6 +/- 0.1
Streetcar or trolley car 20,298 0.1 21,158 0.1 22,475 0.1 +/- 0.0
Subway or elevated 77,679 0.6 107,711 0.7 106,108 0.7 +/- 0.0
Railroad 16,956 0.1 41,022 0.3 48,006 0.3 +/- 0.0
Ferryboat 4,834 0.0 6,831 0.0 6,072 0.0 +/- 0.0
Bicycle 130,706 0.9 120,567 0.8 109,912 0.7 +/- 0.0
Walked 469,867 3.4 414,581 2.9 384,989 2.5 +/- 0.1
Taxicab 7,009 0.1 9,890 0.1 8,106 0.1 +/- 0.0
Motorcycle 75,097 0.5 36,262 0.2 45,952 0.3 +/- 0.0
Other means 107,649 0.8 115,064 0.8 151,235 1.0 +/- 0.1
Worked at home 452,867 3.2 557,036 3.8 662,513 4.3 +/- 0.1
 
Travel time to work (Universe = Workers who did not work at home)1
Workers (Did not work at home) 13,487,383 100.0 13,968,286 100.0 14,884,821 100.0 ---
Less than 5 minutes 369,388 2.7 324,703 2.3 395,897 2.7 +/- 0.1
5 to 9 1,401,052 10.4 1,280,443 9.2 1,405,458 9.4 +/- 0.2
10 to 14 2,003,503 14.9 1,930,263 13.8 2,008,243 13.5 +/- 0.2
15 to 19 2,218,038 16.4 2,157,970 15.4 2,260,273 15.2 +/- 0.2
20 to 29 2,694,728 20.0 2,786,301 19.9 2,997,093 20.1 +/- 0.2
30 to 44 2,731,135 20.2 2,920,187 20.9 3,137,445 21.1 +/- 0.2
45 to 59 1,010,271 7.5 1,151,598 8.2 1,167,265 7.8 +/- 0.2
60 or more 1,059,268 7.9 1,416,821 10.1 1,513,147 10.2 +/- 0.1
Mean travel time (minutes) 24.6 (X) 27.7 (X) 27.0 (X) +/- 0.13
 
Departure Time to Work1
Workers (Did not work at home) 13,487,383 100.0 13,968,286 100.0 14,884,821 100.0 ---
5:00 - 5:59 a.m. 1,118,821 8.3 1,215,465 8.7 1,440,750 9.7 +/- 0.2
6:00 - 6:59 a.m. 2,761,087 20.5 2,579,697 18.5 2,744,421 18.4 +/- 0.2
7:00 - 7:59 a.m. 3,965,920 29.4 3,993,781 28.6 3,869,125 26.0 +/- 0.2
8:00 - 8:59 a.m. 2,280,000 16.9 2,355,967 16.9 2,549,554 17.1 +/- 0.2
9:00 - 10:59 a.m. 1,164,159 8.6 1,386,834 9.9 1,632,614 11.0 +/- 0.2
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 1,012,405 7.5 1,054,289 7.5 1,105,476 7.4 +/- 0.1
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 1,184,991 8.8 1,382,253 9.9 1,542,881 10.4 +/- 0.2

Notes:
1. Please read notes.cfm
2. Total Employed includes Civilian Employed and those working in the Armed Forces.
3. MOE: Margin of Error. Please see notes.cfm. MOE could not be calculated for Total Employed.
4. ***** Cannot be calculated.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau - 1990 STF1, 1990 STF3, 2000 SF1, 2000 SF3, 2005 ACS.

Geographic Area1: California
TABLE 2. MODE TO WORK BY TRAVEL TIME, 2000 & 2005

(Universe = Workers who did not work at home)2

  Mean travel
time (mins.)
Total Less than 10
minutes
10 to 19
minutes
20 to 29
minutes
30 to 44
minutes
45 to 59
minutes
60/more
minutes
Total 2000 27.7 13,968,285 1,605,150 4,088,235 2,786,300 2,920,185 1,151,600 1,416,825
2005 27.0 14,884,821 1,801,355 4,268,516 2,997,093 3,137,445 1,167,265 1,513,147
2005 MOE +/-0.13 +/-38,860 +/-27,175 +/-38,001 +/-30,841 +/-36,863 +/-23,012 +/-20,663
Drove alone 2000 26.3 10,432,460 1,184,580 3,217,365 2,197,205 2,150,075 811,900 871,350
2005 25.7 11,503,746 1,387,386 3,482,332 2,428,652 2,380,671 865,618 959,087
2005 MOE +/-0.17 +/-41,684 +/-23,557 +/-33,650 +/-29,334 +/-31,742 +/-18,469 +/-17,807
2-person carpool 2000 28.9 1,564,905 143,795 448,175 315,035 346,770 140,435 170,690
2005 28.6 1,456,000 140,615 391,908 291,566 339,569 120,406 171,936
2005 MOE +/-0.83 +/-24,948 +/-6,891 +/-13,025 +/-11,997 +/-11,556 +/-7,259 +/-9,412
3+ carpool 2000 34.6 548,405 35,540 122,085 96,805 139,345 62,150 92,490
2005 35.8 490,177 31,079 100,137 80,570 119,374 58,987 100,030
2005 MOE +/-1.81 +/-15,423 +/-3,511 +/-7,520 +/-6,205 +/-8,092 +/-5,371 +/-7,770
Bus or trolley bus 2000 46.4 549,425 8,470 56,305 70,110 164,400 80,380 169,755
2005 44.1 552,043 6,145 57,873 81,387 168,941 63,488 174,209
2005 MOE +/-2.08 +/-16,900 +/-1,352 +/-5,487 +/-6,731 +/-8,825 +/-5,158 +/-9,548
All other transit3 2000 53.5 176,725 760 6,235 15,770 43,300 37,080 73,570
2005 52.9 182,661 1,248 5,717 16,375 47,023 39,471 72,827
2005 MOE +/-3.25 +/-7,461 +/-641 +/-1,310 +/-2,521 +/-4,143 +/-3,076 +/-4,620
All other modes4 2000 19.5 696,365 232,005 238,075 91,385 76,295 19,655 38,965
2005 18.2 700,194 234,882 230,549 98,543 81,867 19,295 35,058
2005 MOE +/-0.96 +/-18,172 +/-10,389 +/-10,240 +/-6,172 +/-5,614 +/-2,648 +/-4,116

 

TABLE 2. MODE TO WORK BY TRAVEL TIME, PERCENT OF WORKERS, 2000 and 2005

(Universe = Workers who did not work at home)2

Percent of Workers   Mean travel
time (mins.)
Total Less than 10
minutes
10 to 19
minutes
20 to 29
minutes
30 to 44
minutes
45 to 59
minutes
60/more
minutes
Total 2000 27.7 100.0 11.5 29.3 19.9 20.9 8.2 10.1
2005 27.0 100.0 12.1 28.7 20.1 21.1 7.8 10.2
2005 MOE +/-0.13 ***** +/-0.3 +/-0.3 +/-0.3 +/-0.3 +/-0.3 +/-0.3
Drove alone 2000 26.3 100.0 11.4 30.8 21.1 20.6 7.8 8.4
2005 25.7 100.0 12.1 30.3 21.1 20.7 7.5 8.3
2005 MOE +/-0.17 ***** +/-0.4 +/-0.4 +/-0.4 +/-0.4 +/-0.4 +/-0.4
2-person carpool 2000 28.9 100.0 9.2 28.6 20.1 22.2 9.0 10.9
2005 28.6 100.0 9.7 26.9 20.0 23.3 8.3 11.8
2005 MOE +/-0.83 ***** +/-1.7 +/-1.7 +/-1.7 +/-1.7 +/-1.7 +/-1.7
3+ carpool 2000 34.6 100.0 6.5 22.3 17.7 25.4 11.3 16.9
2005 35.8 100.0 6.3 20.4 16.4 24.4 12.0 20.4
2005 MOE +/-1.81 ***** +/-3.1 +/-3.1 +/-3.1 +/-3.1 +/-3.1 +/-3.1
Bus or trolley bus 2000 46.4 100.0 1.5 10.2 12.8 29.9 14.6 30.9
2005 44.1 100.0 1.1 10.5 14.7 30.6 11.5 31.6
2005 MOE +/-2.08 ***** +/-3.1 +/-3.1 +/-3.1 +/-3.0 +/-3.1 +/-3.0
All other transit3 2000 53.5 100.0 0.4 3.5 8.9 24.5 21.0 41.6
2005 52.9 100.0 0.7 3.1 9.0 25.7 21.6 39.9
2005 MOE +/-3.25 ***** +/-4.1 +/-4.1 +/-4.1 +/-4.0 +/-4.1 +/-4.0
All other modes4 2000 19.5 100.0 33.3 34.2 13.1 11.0 2.8 5.6
2005 18.2 100.0 33.5 32.9 14.1 11.7 2.8 5.0
2005 MOE +/-0.96 ***** +/-2.5 +/-2.6 +/-2.6 +/-2.6 +/-2.6 +/-2.6

Notes:
1. Please read notes.cfm
2. ACS did not include group quarter population. For more information, Please read notes.cfm
3. Includes streetcar/trolley car, subway/elevated, railroad, and ferryboat.
4. Includes bicycle, walk, motorcycle, taxicab, or other means.
SSS: Not shown because weighted total by mode is less than 500.
***** Cannot be calculated.

Updated: 05/17/2011
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